Nine spaces of light;nine dazzling sensations
D Museum presents ‘Spatial Illumination – 9 Lights in 9 Rooms,’ an inaugural exhibition introducing light art by leading international artists, from 5 December 2015 to 8 May 2016.
The exhibition is comprised of nine separate rooms containing artworks encompassing a variety of genres, including installation, sculpture, video, sound and design. Arranged in the form of a progression from observation of pure light to direct experience of spaces designed to stimulate the senses, the nine works here all take light as their material, using it in a variety of forms and expressions and in combination with other sensory elements such as colour, sound and movement. Light is thus expanded into a medium of diverse properties.
Through this exhibition, D Museum aims to show the potential of light to evolve as an artistic medium, offering new and unfamiliar stimuli to our consciousnesses and senses. By reawakening us to the meaning and quality of light, it demonstrates the possibilities of expanding from light that we ‘see,’ visually and aesthetically, to light that we ‘experience’ physically. With its nine distinct spectra created by light, and its experimental placing of viewers in control of new, spatial light, ‘Spatial Illumination – 9 Lights in 9 Rooms’ offers to open new horizons in light art.
‘Don’t look into the light’
The installation ‘don’t look into the light’ work challenges the audience to interact with the light to create shapes and compositions of coloured shadows by entering the CMYK-lit area. Previously displayed at Glow Light Festival 2013 in Eindhoven, it proved a hit among visitors.
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